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Notable Historical Events for January 12th

1993NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

199723rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1723Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

1966Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

1995Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA

19796th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

1903Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

1913After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ('man of steel) in a letter to the the paper, Social Democrat

1997Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

January 12th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 12th

1954Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

1964Stefano Simondo, Italian actor

1930[Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

1628Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1964Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com

1944Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

January 12th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 12th

2006Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

2002TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

1684French King Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon

1963Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

January 12th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 12th

2003Maurice Gibb, guitarist of the Bee Gees, dies of cardiac arrest at 53

1700Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame in Quebec, dies at 79

January 12th Deaths
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